Sometimes family chooses you.
How does a man get to be forty without knowing whether he’s gay? That’s a question Vince Fierro is almost afraid to answer. If he is gay, it’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, he can’t help but wonder if he’s been playing for the wrong team.
There’s only one way to settle it, once and for all—head for Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.
Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek to the sultry strains of Coltrane, Trey finds himself wanting to help Vinnie figure things out—no promises, and no sex.
It seems like a simple plan, until their “no-sex” night turns into the best date of their lives and forges a connection that complicates everything.
This book was co-written with Marie Sexton.
Cullinan and Sexton’s second collaboration... takes the traditional romantic trope of older experienced man/younger inexperienced woman and turns it on its ear. However, they capture the beauty of developing a relationship based on mutual interest without resorting to immediate gratuitous sex (although the eventual sex is steamy) in an homage to the old-fashioned romance.
Warm and romantic and touching and sexy. I loved both Trey and Vince and they are both just so good that I couldn’t help but want the best for them. Excellent story and one that I highly recommend.
FAMILY MAN took me by surprise when I picked it up after coming home from work. It grabbed my attention and didn’t let it go until I had finished the last word before I went to bed. You could say that I devoured it!
The easy connection to Vince and Trey... had me enjoying this book so much and making the pages fly by.
The writing really shines here with two styles blending well.